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Sal Cafe

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Barceloneta
International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian
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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932240707
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the...
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant night out in Barcelona

I love the location, especially it was a full moon night, the view was fabulous and food is delicious. All of the staff is friendly. I would come back there next time in Barcelona in summer to be able to sit outdoor!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
vocamquy
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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we made clear we just wanted drinks we were not allowed to sit at a table in the sun. To bad we initially came for a afternoon filled with cava, which we traded for a beer and a clara and off we went to the Born district. Where the service is usually with a genuine smile in stead of... More 

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Thank Kit C
Krakow, Poland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The food was not so good but for 22€/person i can understandWhen we finished the cake and would like to start drink and dance a group made to play a 15 min video about them neightborhood and they told us to SHUT UP for 15 min. Really rude, bad educated guest and manager who let this happen.

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Thank SzandraDemcsak
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I love the location, especially it was a full moon night, the view was fabulous and food is delicious. All of the staff is friendly. I would come back there next time in Barcelona in summer to be able to sit outdoor!

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Thank vocamquy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a great november swim; then went here; seems great! The menu seems to be sea food oriented but you also get traditional spanish paella; great place to finish beach visit!

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Thank Yuriy B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

On the beach, lovely place to have a Vermouth and Ice and watch the world. We didnt eat there just had a drink and some olives, which to be honest were not that good but the setting made up for it!

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Thank Elemii
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We got lucky to be seated straight away as the restaurant was packed. Food took a while but seemed fresh. We had the paella which had a fair amount of sea food in it and was a generous size for one person. The burger was average and the mint, aubergine and ricotta added nothing. Couldn't get a second drink for... More 

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Thank trampled
Prague, Czech Republic
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108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nicest place on the beach to relax and get some food and drinks, very good food, friendly staff, we have spent two afternoons there and we were extremely satisfied

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Thank Pitchulina
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Sal Cafè is the restaurant where I often eat year-round when I leave the office for lunch (yes, I often eat in front of the computer, buh). Over the years the food and service have been consistently good. Not to mention the sea view: magnificent also year-round, especially on a windy, cold, sunny 'migdia' (mid-day) in Winter. Great place: local... More 

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Thank MPS20132000
Asheville
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

After being rudely barked at over at the much-acclaimed Xup Xup, we came here where a delightful Italian waiter cheerfully waited on us. A bottle of local wine, shrimp and vegetable paella while gazing out on the Mediterranean and we were happy campers.

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Thank hydrajor
Burnham, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Difficult to rate as in massive group of 40. Location outstanding right on the beach. Sardines fantastic, Iberian ham tasty, group tapas lunch under seasoned and one large prawn doth not a paella make.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932240707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 41
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

Neighborhood Profile
Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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